California Bus Operators: We Need Your Help!

Force CARB to Notice Our Industry is Environmentally Friendly

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is looking to ram through additional changes to its already overbearing regulation related to engine emissions. This CARB regulation is more stringent than the EPA’s new Heavy Duty Engine Standards. CARB’s final regulation could potentially lead to no new bus sales in the state of California, or other states that adopt their regulations, until 2027 at the earliest.

Luckily, because CARB is taking this action it provides us a second chance to weigh in on these emission rules. We think one of the best ways we as an industry can make a difference is by requesting a public hearing to get all of the issues with these rules and impacts to our industry out on the table and in the open.

CARB will conduct a public hearing if enough of us request one. Any interested person must request a public hearing by Sept. 3.

The request for a hearing may be submitted in the same manner as written comments

Please request a hearing electronically or by sending in a letter request via mail. ABA has created a template letter in collaboration with the California Bus Association that you can download, edit, put on your letterhead and submit. Click here to download the letter.
To file your hearing request, visit

* Click on “Submit Comments” on the line associated with “Notice of Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus Regulation

We need your help! Please request a public hearing today.

Talking points for the hearing and template comments to follow.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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